Transformation of the Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships (TOS PPP) into a Working Party
In recognition of the new focus on the elaboration of people-first PPP standards for the UN SDGs, the member States have agreed to upgrade the intergovernmental structure to a Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships with the involvement of all UN Member States and other key stakeholders, including representatives from international organisations, civil society and the private sector.
The Executive Committee (ExCom) decided to transform the Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships (TOS PPP) into a Working Party at its meeting on Friday, 18 November. Below please find the text of the ExCom decision:
EXCOM approves the establishment of the Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships and its terms of reference, as contained in document ECE/CECI/2016/6, Annex, to replace the Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships as of its first session to be held in 2017.
To ensure continuity, EXCOM recommends to the Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships to consider electing as its Bureau the members of the Bureau of the Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships that were elected in October 2016.
The secretariat considers this decision by the ExCom as an endorsement by the member States at the highest level of the PPP work on standards and their implementation in countries.